Although the idea of a plant-based diet has been circulating for a while, more and more people are becoming vegetarian or vegan...and for a good reason! Nowadays, numerous studies show that a plant-based diet has many great health benefits and is more environmentally friendly than the carnivore diet. Whether you are striving for a healthier lifestyle or want save the environment (or both), a plant-based diet can help you achieve those goals.
1. No Meat → Lower Cholesterol
Red meat in particular contains great amounts of saturated and trans fat, resulting in high LDL cholesterol levels. By completely eliminating meat from your diet, you’ll do your heart a favor.
2. Less “Bad” Fat, More “Good” Fat
Instead of consuming “bad” fat from meat, you’ll consume more “good” fat from olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, and more. Plant foods contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, which are considered healthy fats.